Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): A district and sessions court on Wednesday rejected Islamabad police request for another seven days extension in the physical remand of PTI leader Shahbaz Gill, who has been booked and arrested on charges of sedition.
Police produced Gill before Judicial Magistrate Malik Aman court and sought another seven days of his custody.
Special Prosecutor Raja Rizwan Abbasi told the court that police needed Gill’s custody to conduct a polygraph test.
However, the PTI leader’s lawyer Faisal Chaudhry opposed the physical remand and requested to send Gill on judicial remand.
After hearing the arguments, the court reserved its verdict and announced it a few moments later, sending Gill on judicial remand in the sedition as well as the arms recovery case.
Gill was arrested in Islamabad on August 9 after a sedition case was filed against him for inciting mutiny within the Pakistan Army. He has since been back-and-forth in police custody.
On Monday night, the Islamabad police raided Gill’s room in Parliament Lodges and recovered weapons, satellite phone, and foreign currency.
According to details, a team led by senior superintendent of police (SSP) conducted the raid to recover the script Gill read during a TV programme. The raid was conducted in the presence Gill was also taken to the room in handcuffs during the police raid.